Emergency Birthing for non-birthing and Level 1 Services Program

Emergency Birthing for non-birthing and Level 1 Services Program
Maternal collapse and resuscitation workstation

The Emergency Birthing for non-birthing and Level 1 Services Program is a one-day program based on-site within non-birthing services’ Emergency Department.

The program has a strong focus on the management of unexpected labour and birth for clinicians who are non-practising midwives or non-midwifery trained. Content includes teamwork resource management and clinical risk management from a maternity and newborn emergency context using simulation, practical workstations and didactic presentations.

The program is tailored to meet the individual needs of your organisation through the selection of content to be included in the program. Examples of topics to be covered include:

  • Normal Vaginal Birth (including third stage management)
  • Pre-term birth
  • Antepartum/postpartum haemorrhage
  • Shoulder Dystocia
  • Breech
  • Cord prolapse
  • Maternal collapse

Participants attending the program are encouraged to represent the multi-disciplinary team. Suggested participants include: midwives, registered/enrolled nurses, general practitioners (GPs), medical and midwifery students, paramedics and other clinicians as appropriate at your hospital. 

CPD Points and Procedural Grants are available for attending this program. Download the 2018 MANE CPD Allocations document below.

Aims of the Emergency Birthing Program

The aim of the program is to focus on the clinical skills and knowledge to:

  • Manage unplanned birthing and newborn care within your organisation,
  • Early identification of women that may need referral for antenatal assessment or transfer care to a higher level service,
  • Provide clinical updates on the management of an unexpected labour and birth at a non-birthing service in rural/remote Victoria.

2019 Emergency Birthing Programs

If you would like to schedule a MANE program for your maternity service. Please contact the MSEP team for more information.

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